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Germany: Berliners stage demonstration on boats demanding to 'save rave culture'04:02

Germany: Berliners stage demonstration on boats demanding to 'save rave culture'

Germany, Berlin
May 31, 2020 at 20:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Berlin club-goers took to the Spree river on Sunday in a boat caravan calling for the clubs to reopen as they remain closed over COVID-19 social restrictions. The demonstration was organised by the local scene members under the slogan ''Save the Rave Culture."

"We need a little bit more flexibility and a little bit more eyes [looking] into this culture. A Culture that is very [much] part of Berlin. That is the electronic music scene. It's like the place of freedom for so many minorities, the place of freedom of so many people," explained Kotoyui, a DJ and activist Kotoyui.

The protesters gathered in Treptow Park harbour where dozens of inflatable boats joined bigger vessels blasting electronic music.

While the ban on large demonstrations has been lifted in Berlin on Sunday, large events like festivals and concerts remain on hold until at least the end of August.

Germany: Berliners stage demonstration on boats demanding to 'save rave culture'04:02
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Berlin club-goers took to the Spree river on Sunday in a boat caravan calling for the clubs to reopen as they remain closed over COVID-19 social restrictions. The demonstration was organised by the local scene members under the slogan ''Save the Rave Culture."

"We need a little bit more flexibility and a little bit more eyes [looking] into this culture. A Culture that is very [much] part of Berlin. That is the electronic music scene. It's like the place of freedom for so many minorities, the place of freedom of so many people," explained Kotoyui, a DJ and activist Kotoyui.

The protesters gathered in Treptow Park harbour where dozens of inflatable boats joined bigger vessels blasting electronic music.

While the ban on large demonstrations has been lifted in Berlin on Sunday, large events like festivals and concerts remain on hold until at least the end of August.

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